Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
England > East of England
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 5 6 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 369 223 393
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 14.71% 12.58% 15.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.34% 58.68% 65.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 123 201
10th Percentile £150 £132 £125
25th Percentile £194 £165 £150
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £275 £275
Median % change year-on-year +18.18% - -8.33%
75th Percentile £438 £419 £400
90th Percentile £500 £524 £500
England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 34 65
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.58 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.25 £13.54 £14.00
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.13 £17.10
Median % change year-on-year -6.57% +0.15% +26.67%
75th Percentile £28.41 £24.00 £20.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £32.61 £39.31
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +21.21% -2.94% +6.25%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 548 380 599
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.85% 21.43% 24.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 222 351
10th Percentile £160 £150 £133
25th Percentile £228 £221 £216
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £363 £383
Median % change year-on-year +10.34% -5.23% +2.00%
75th Percentile £500 £488 £488
90th Percentile £629 £538 £530
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 37 70
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.97 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.50 £13.06 £14.50
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.75 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +21.13% +1.43% +16.67%
75th Percentile £55.00 £24.00 £20.78
90th Percentile £60.00 £36.37 £48.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.42
% change year-on-year +22.86% +0.44% +2.79%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows in the East of England

Windows
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the East of England region over the 6 months to 23 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Cambridgeshire -2 123 £400 +23.08% 67
Hertfordshire +5 120 £263 -18.35% 71
Essex +5 47 £400 +81.82% 33
Norfolk +1 31 £200 +2.56% 11
Bedfordshire -13 29 £338 +50.00% 18
Suffolk -1 19 £475 +100.00% 9
Windows
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Windows.

1 201 (54.47%) Microsoft
2 179 (48.51%) Active Directory
3 136 (36.86%) Microsoft 365
4 130 (35.23%) Social Skills
5 123 (33.33%) Windows 10
6 92 (24.93%) Linux
7 90 (24.39%) Windows Server
8 86 (23.31%) VMware
9 80 (21.68%) Security Cleared
10 79 (21.41%) Azure
11 78 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 78 (21.14%) Microsoft Office
12 74 (20.05%) DNS
12 74 (20.05%) SCCM
13 73 (19.78%) Incident Management
13 73 (19.78%) SLA
14 67 (18.16%) SC Cleared
15 61 (16.53%) AWS
16 51 (13.82%) Change Management
17 50 (13.55%) DHCP
18 49 (13.28%) SQL Server
18 49 (13.28%) ITIL
19 48 (13.01%) TCP/IP
20 46 (12.47%) Azure Active Directory
21 42 (11.38%) Agile
22 41 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
23 40 (10.84%) Hyper-V
24 39 (10.57%) SQL
25 38 (10.30%) Citrix
25 38 (10.30%) Microsoft Intune

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 34 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2013
2 33 (8.94%) Skype for Business
3 30 (8.13%) SharePoint
4 29 (7.86%) MS Exchange
5 15 (4.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.36%) IIS
9 2 (0.54%) Apache
9 2 (0.54%) Confluence
9 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.27%) JBoss
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 78 (21.14%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.25%) Simulink
3 11 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.54%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.27%) Sage X3
1 1 (0.27%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (0.27%) SAP PSCD
1 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (0.27%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 136 (36.86%) Microsoft 365
2 79 (21.41%) Azure
3 61 (16.53%) AWS
4 46 (12.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (5.96%) IaaS
5 22 (5.96%) PaaS
6 10 (2.71%) OneDrive
7 8 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (1.90%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.63%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 6 (1.63%) AWS Lambda
9 6 (1.63%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 6 (1.63%) Route 53
9 6 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (1.36%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.81%) Azure Monitor
11 3 (0.81%) GCP
11 3 (0.81%) Rubrik
12 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.27%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 74 (20.05%) DNS
2 50 (13.55%) DHCP
3 48 (13.01%) TCP/IP
4 34 (9.21%) Skype
5 30 (8.13%) Firewall
6 29 (7.86%) Ethernet
7 26 (7.05%) Remote Desktop
8 18 (4.88%) VPN
9 17 (4.61%) LAN
10 14 (3.79%) WAN
10 14 (3.79%) Wireless
11 12 (3.25%) IPv4
11 12 (3.25%) Network Security
12 8 (2.17%) WebEx
13 7 (1.90%) HTTP
13 7 (1.90%) IPsec
14 6 (1.63%) HTTPS
14 6 (1.63%) SNMP
14 6 (1.63%) SSH
14 6 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (13.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.36%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.08%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.81%) Power BI
5 2 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.54%) DataStage
5 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.54%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.27%) DB2
6 1 (0.27%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.27%) MySQL
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.27%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (9.21%) Visual Studio
2 28 (7.59%) Eclipse
3 14 (3.79%) Git (software)
4 12 (3.25%) Rational Rhapsody
5 10 (2.71%) NetBeans
6 6 (1.63%) GitLab
6 6 (1.63%) Jenkins
7 5 (1.36%) JIRA
8 2 (0.54%) Hudson
8 2 (0.54%) Postman
8 2 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.54%) Selenium
9 1 (0.27%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.27%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.27%) Toad
General
1 130 (35.23%) Social Skills
2 29 (7.86%) Presentation Skills
3 23 (6.23%) Public Sector
4 15 (4.07%) Aerospace
5 12 (3.25%) Military
6 11 (2.98%) Finance
7 9 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.63%) Documentation Skills
8 6 (1.63%) Retail
9 4 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.08%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.81%) Automotive
10 3 (0.81%) German Language
10 3 (0.81%) Hungarian Language
10 3 (0.81%) Law
10 3 (0.81%) Lithuanian Language
10 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.81%) Polish Language
10 3 (0.81%) Portuguese Language
10 3 (0.81%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (16.53%) Analyst
2 47 (12.74%) Cloud Engineer
3 44 (11.92%) Support Engineer
4 41 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
5 35 (9.49%) Service Analyst
6 34 (9.21%) Service Desk Analyst
7 31 (8.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 29 (7.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 26 (7.05%) 2nd Line Support
9 26 (7.05%) Desktop Engineer
10 19 (5.15%) Desktop Support
11 18 (4.88%) C# Software Engineer
11 18 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (4.88%) Software Engineer
11 18 (4.88%) Support Analyst
12 17 (4.61%) C++ Software Engineer
12 17 (4.61%) Technical Analyst
13 14 (3.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 14 (3.79%) Technical Services Analyst
14 12 (3.25%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.52%) .NET
2 11 (2.98%) Web Services
3 10 (2.71%) ActiveX
3 10 (2.71%) DirectX
3 10 (2.71%) LDAP
3 10 (2.71%) MFC
3 10 (2.71%) Node.js
3 10 (2.71%) OpenGL
3 10 (2.71%) Qt
4 8 (2.17%) WPF
5 5 (1.36%) Entity Framework
6 3 (0.81%) JSON
7 2 (0.54%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.54%) Velocity
7 2 (0.54%) XML
8 1 (0.27%) HTML
8 1 (0.27%) J2EE
8 1 (0.27%) SAML
8 1 (0.27%) SOAP
8 1 (0.27%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.05%) Replication
2 25 (6.78%) Data Centre
3 21 (5.69%) PKI
4 20 (5.42%) iPhone
5 14 (3.79%) Blackberry
5 14 (3.79%) NHS
5 14 (3.79%) Public Cloud
6 10 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.90%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (1.63%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.36%) iPad
11 4 (1.08%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.08%) EPoS
11 4 (1.08%) PDA
11 4 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.81%) User Experience
12 3 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 123 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 92 (24.93%) Linux
3 90 (24.39%) Windows Server
4 41 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (8.13%) Windows Server 2016
6 29 (7.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (7.05%) Windows 7
8 16 (4.34%) Android
9 14 (3.79%) Windows Server 2019
10 13 (3.52%) Apple iOS
11 12 (3.25%) Mac OS
12 9 (2.44%) Unix
13 8 (2.17%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (1.08%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.81%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.54%) CentOS
16 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (19.78%) Incident Management
2 51 (13.82%) Change Management
3 49 (13.28%) ITIL
4 42 (11.38%) Agile
5 35 (9.49%) Service Delivery
6 34 (9.21%) Software Engineering
7 33 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
8 31 (8.40%) Mathematics
9 30 (8.13%) Synthetic Environment
10 26 (7.05%) Identity Management
11 23 (6.23%) CI/CD
12 22 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 22 (5.96%) Problem Management
13 21 (5.69%) Continuous Delivery
13 21 (5.69%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (5.69%) Validation
14 19 (5.15%) Patch Management
14 19 (5.15%) Visualisation
15 17 (4.61%) ITSM
16 15 (4.07%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (10.57%) SQL
2 38 (10.30%) PowerShell
3 37 (10.03%) C#
4 32 (8.67%) Java
5 31 (8.40%) C++
6 12 (3.25%) JavaScript
6 12 (3.25%) MATLAB
7 11 (2.98%) Python
8 10 (2.71%) Bash
8 10 (2.71%) GLSL
8 10 (2.71%) HLSL
9 9 (2.44%) C
10 7 (1.90%) VBScript
11 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.54%) XAML
13 1 (0.27%) Jython
13 1 (0.27%) Perl
13 1 (0.27%) Tcl
13 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 80 (21.68%) Security Cleared
2 67 (18.16%) SC Cleared
3 27 (7.32%) MCP
4 26 (7.05%) Degree
5 14 (3.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 11 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.17%) MCTS
8 7 (1.90%) CCA
8 7 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.90%) MCITP
8 7 (1.90%) MCSE
9 6 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (1.63%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.63%) MCSA
9 6 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.08%) CCNA
10 4 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.81%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (19.78%) SLA
2 8 (2.17%) QA
3 4 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.54%) GDPR
5 2 (0.54%) ISO 31000
5 2 (0.54%) NCSC
5 2 (0.54%) NIST
6 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.27%) DICOM
6 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.27%) HL7
6 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.27%) LOINC
6 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.27%) SNOMED CT
6 1 (0.27%) SOC 2
System Software
1 179 (48.51%) Active Directory
2 78 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (10.84%) Hyper-V
4 36 (9.76%) vSphere
5 18 (4.88%) Virtual Servers
6 14 (3.79%) XenApp
7 13 (3.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 13 (3.52%) XenDesktop
8 12 (3.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (2.17%) NFS
11 5 (1.36%) BitLocker
12 4 (1.08%) Firmware
13 3 (0.81%) Docker
14 2 (0.54%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.54%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 74 (20.05%) SCCM
2 38 (10.30%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (5.42%) SCVMM
4 16 (4.34%) AirWatch
5 12 (3.25%) NetBackup
6 11 (2.98%) Ansible
7 9 (2.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 8 (2.17%) Kubernetes
9 7 (1.90%) Terraform
10 6 (1.63%) Jamf Pro
11 5 (1.36%) Grafana
11 5 (1.36%) Kibana
11 5 (1.36%) Prometheus
12 4 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
14 2 (0.54%) WSUS
15 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
15 1 (0.27%) Control-M
15 1 (0.27%) Oracle Statspack
15 1 (0.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 201 (54.47%) Microsoft
2 86 (23.31%) VMware
3 38 (10.30%) Citrix
4 30 (8.13%) Cisco
5 23 (6.23%) HP
6 19 (5.15%) IBM
7 15 (4.07%) Ivanti
8 14 (3.79%) Apple
9 12 (3.25%) NetApp
9 12 (3.25%) Shavlik
10 11 (2.98%) Dell
11 9 (2.44%) McAfee
11 9 (2.44%) Oracle
12 6 (1.63%) CloudEndure
12 6 (1.63%) Remedy
12 6 (1.63%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.36%) Dell KACE
13 5 (1.36%) Juniper
13 5 (1.36%) Palo Alto
13 5 (1.36%) SAP